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Poland: Power Generation GE to Deliver Life-Cycle Package for Poland’s Largest Refinery Plant

Editor: Alexander Stark

GE Steam Power has been selected by Orlen to deliver a full life cycle power generation package for its Plock refinery plant. This includes a new steam turbine generator set, Predix Asset Performance Management (APM) software and Industrial Managed Services, as well as a 10-year Multi-Year Agreement (MYA).

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Orlen, plant operator of the Plock refinery plant, has selected GE to increase the reliability and efficiency of its Unit 1 operation.
Orlen, plant operator of the Plock refinery plant, has selected GE to increase the reliability and efficiency of its Unit 1 operation.
(Source: GE Power)

Baden/Switzerland — With a mix of industrial hardware, software and service expertise GE is going to support Orlen increase the reliability and efficiency and extend the overall life of its Olock refinery plant.

Elektrociepłownia Płock is the largest industrial unit of this type in Poland. With GE’s modernization project, the plant is to continue to deliver stable and reliable electricity and supply heat for its own production as well as the companies operating in the vicinity and the city of Plock for years to come. The new steam turbine generator set will replace the existing equipment at Plock Unit 1, which has been in operation for the past 50 years. Under a turnkey contract, GE Steam Power will integrate the new steam turbine generator set and its auxiliaries into the existing turbine island. Unit 1’s output will increase from 55 MW to 65 MW along with a 10 % increase in efficiency.

In addition, the US company will deliver its Predix APM cloud-based software and connect the unit to a remote monitoring and diagnostic center to drive improved reliability and availability. APM provides real-time visibility into the health of assets and predicts and diagnoses issues before they occur with the help of predictive analytics.

Once the unit is in operation, the company and Fieldcore, a GE company, will provide ongoing inspection and maintenance support under the 10-year MYA. The MYA covers planned and unplanned maintenance, including minor and major inspections, with availability and efficiency guarantees of the steam turbine generator set.

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